Learn how to decorate a School Counselor’s office on a budget by reading about my first year. It has been several years since I posted this, but a lot of it remains true. I remember the excitement of that hunt to find the perfect tools for my space. Here’s how it went.
This year, my ultimate dream came true. I moved from a fourth grade teaching position to a middle school counseling job. I am so excited! The ideas are swirling around in my head giving me a fun headache. I’ve been shopping for my office and wanted to share some of my photos. I like to use a lot of colors and I rarely think of trying to make things match. Most of the things that I buy are at least 50% off or from our local thrift shops. I’m super thrifty (cheap).
Decorate a School Counselor’s Office on a Budget with these 5 Thrifty Places
1. Hobby Lobby (40% off online coupon)
3. Garage Sales
4. Office Depot/Max
Let’s take a look at the pictures. The bubble gum machine has erasers in it instead of gum. I bought most of them during the back-to-school teacher appreciation days when they were just one penny per pack. The Hobby Lobby finds include the orange chevron table cloth, the mirror, chevron folders, and multiple motivational signs. The pink chair came from Office Max during a huge sale. The white chair, gum ball machine, and lamp were goodwill finds. I recently found white baskets at Target in the same “white tree” design as the chair. I cannot wait to add those to the room.
Now for the splurges. Sometimes you buy something you love and pay full price, because you love it so much or it makes such an impact on your life. These next two items fall into that category.
One of my favorite all time purchases, was a splurge. No discount, no sale, BUT oh so cute and hand made. I bought this burlap sign from Etsy. You can find so many unique items there.
Last, but not least, to stay ULTRA organized & in style, I just ordered the Erin Condren Lesson Planner in Paisley! (like the one pictured here) These are certainly an indulgence, but you have to look at it every single day, so it makes sense to spoil yourself in this department. I have a $10 off coupon for any Erin Condren item for you if you want one too!
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I hope you find some tips to decorate a school counselor’s office on a budget. For more counseling office hacks, read this post.
If you want to save money and still have a super cute planner, you can try my DIY printable planners made for School Counselors.